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Posted by Luis Hamburgh on September 6, 2002 00:02:37 UTC

Sam,

Hope you don’t mind too much, but I’m going to politely butt in and respond to some of your posts above.

>>>”So, right now you also 'know' the speed of light cannot speed up, right? Perhaps tommorow you will learn that it can. I think it probably can. This would explain stars so far away in a young universe.”

You’re grasping at straws -- imaginary straws. Oh yes, some experiments might seem to the uninformed onlooker to violate causality (the ‘speeding up’ of light trick), and true, researchers have stopped light. But these scientists don’t seem to find anything wrong or revolutionary about their findings.

I think in order to make your point you'd have to account for scientists who are incredibly resourceful (intelligent enough to establish findings contradicting current scientific theory), but too dumb to realize the implications of such revolutionary findings.

>>>”is possible the universe is much younger than previously thought?”

Not as young as I bet you’d wish to suggest.

>>>”Our knoweldge of what can and cannot happen, can change in a second. Just keep this in mind.”

Science allows itself to correct its mistakes. In that regard it is vastly more important to our survival than any religion.

Sam, I’m glad you’re so inclined to look these things up, but I wonder if you’re truly interested in these things apart from an imaginary (and confused) association with some Fundamental Christian agenda.

-LH

P.S. ~ if you’d really wanted to maintain that Einstein was wrong (with your “light speeded up” sightings) you probably should have avoided citing remarks from the Harvard Gazette like, “Albert Einstein theorized that light cannot travel faster than 186,282 miles per second. No one has proved him wrong, but he never said that it couldn't go slower. . .” This article is newer than the CNN story about "speeded-up" light.

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